Indian spacecraft Chandrayaan-3, the word for “moon craft” in Sanskrit, travels after it was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India, Friday, July 14, 2023, The Hindu reported.
The Indian spacecraft blazed its way to the far side of the moon Friday in a follow-up mission to its failed effort nearly four years ago to land a rover softly on the lunar surface, the country’s space agency said.
A successful landing would make India the fourth country, after the United States, the Soviet Union, and China, to achieve the feat.
With the Chandrayaan-3 mission kicking off this week, the field of science has been abuzz with intriguing studies and discoveries.
India’s third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3, which got off to a thrilling start from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, on Friday afternoon, will attempt to soft-land a Lander on the lunar surface and deploy its six-wheeled, box-shaped Rover.
Building upon the success of its predecessors, Chandrayaan-1 and Chandrayaan-2, the third lunar mission is set to push the boundaries of space discovery and innovation.
According to ISRO, the Chandrayaan-3 mission has three major objectives: demonstrate safe and soft landing on the surface of the Moon, conduct rover operations on the Moon, and conduct on-site experiments on the Lunar surface.(The Hindu)